MEMBER NEWS: Glacier Energy launches heat exchanger digital monitoring solution

April 26, 2021
MEMBER NEWS: Glacier Energy launches heat exchanger digital monitoring solution

Glacier Energy, a leading international provider of specialist products, services, and engineering solutions for energy infrastructure, has developed a new predictive maintenance tool for monitoring heat exchanger performance.

Led by Glacier Energy’s UK heat transfer team, HTX Digital uses existing data, combined with predictive analytics, to trend and predict the future performance and degradation of heat exchangers leading to smarter decision-making, and more effective maintenance scheduling.

This allows Operators, who are under continued pressure to optimise the performance of their critical assets, to maximise productivity and reduce maintenance downtime.

Andy Scott, Director of Glacier Energy’s Heat Transfer division, said: “We are delighted to launch HTX Digital which reinforces the strength of our thermal mechanical capabilities and our market-leading status in the heat transfer field.

“HTX Digital has been designed by our in-house experts with a deep understanding of the complexities of heat transfer equipment and built by data scientists to solve common failures and maintenance challenges.

“Using specially designed analytics and algorithms, our subject matter experts can interpret heat exchanger data into meaningful insights that can be acted upon in real time, or predicted, to maintain and improve operational stability.

“Glacier Energy is a proactive participant in the energy transition, and through the launch of HTX Digital, we are supporting the sustainability of our industry by helping our customers to achieve cleaner and more efficient energy production.”

Lost production in the UKCS due to heat transfer equipment failures, is estimated to be around £600million per annum. HTX Digital has the potential to reduce maintenance costs and unplanned downtime by up to 30%. Furthermore, it can measure and monitor the carbon footprint of heat exchangers to help reduce CO2 intensity and emissions from operations.

As well as the launch of HTX Digital, Glacier Energy’s heat transfer team is moving to a larger design and manufacturing facility next month to support the company’s future growth and meet the demand for its services across the offshore, onshore, and alternative energy sectors.

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